Diversity Essay Question
I'm trying to complete my application, but I keep going back and forth on whether or not to answer the first optional short-answer prompt. It asks for applicants to "share a perspective you bring or experiences you've had that would help us understand you better, perhaps a community you belong to or your family or cultural background". However, I am a straight, cisgender, white girl that comes from a place of significant privilege. I feel as though I have nothing worthwhile to say, that my perspective is not necessarily a unique or valuable one. Should I try to come up with something to say for this question or just leave it blank as it is optional?
Earn karma by helping others:
Duke emphasizes that this question is truly optional. If you think that you truly have a perspective that adds dimension to your application, add it in 100%. But if you don't, then don't. And if you have to come up with something to say, then you probably don't need to write about it. Good luck!
To keep this community safe and supportive:
- Be kind and respectful!
- Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
- Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!